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through the obama administration. what they're going to do is figure out they will renew some of them, let them expire. bottom line -- we will all feel the pain, it's just a question of how much. >> will be interesting to see if they discuss that in the debate might. revenue this year, down load our election 2012 app to see the latest campaign pictures and follette updates during tonight's debate. search commitment 2012 on your smartphone and tablets a day. >> the death of a man who died in police custody has been ruled a homicide. >> please note confirming what we have heard about the death of anthony anderson. will the officers involved be charged? >> he died 10 days ago after being arrested by city police in east baltimore. he initially reported he may have choked on drugs he had shot in his mouth during the rest. the autopsy concluded die from blunt force trauma, maybe kick door slammed to the ground. he suffered broken ribs and a ruptured spleen caused him to bleed to death internally. >> there is comfort in knowing the medical examiner had confirmed what we have been saying from day
john mccain says the obama administration's handling of the libyan cannes last attack is part of a pattern of confusion in u.s. foreign policy. >> how would we know that mitt romney would perform better in a similar situation? >> a lot of times, it is not crime, it is the cover-up. what is the worst thing, sending our u.n. ambassador out to every major news outlet saying this was a hateful video that caused a spontaneous demonstration. that is outrageous. >> reporter: one campaign is trying to keep building its momentum while another is trying to rebuild its lead. the good news for president obama is there are still two presidential doe bates left on october 16th and the 22nd. the vice presidential candidates will debate this thursday in danville, kentucky. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> good morning. it is 4:30 on this tuesday, october 9th. the washington monument is under this somewhere. a little bit of rain out there. i'm sa
of the obama administration. he had a bit of a swagger. he is riding a wave of momentum from last week's debate. the poll taken after the denver showdown has the race tied among registered voters. president obama had a five-point advantage three days leading into the debate. voters overwhelmingly said ann romney won the debate. that is the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup bigger than bill clinton's over george bush. president obama is expected to raise more than $10 million over two days. at an event in los angeles last night, musicians lent support for his reelection.. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle reference to his debate performance. >> they performed flawlessly night after night. i cannot always say the same. >> the pressure is now on vice president biden who squares off against paul ryan on thursday night in their only debate. >> the obama campaign will counter his trip to virginia tomorrow with the first lady courts voters in the battleground state. she will speak tomorrow at the louden county fairgrounds. tickets are required. >> a statue of christop
that the obama administration's policies had left the middle east a more dangerous place than it was four years ago. i can't wait to ask you about that, richard. >> fair enough. >> that speech was fascinating. >> new polls were taken after the debate. what did they will get to it as you zip it. >> whoa. >> the race is tightening with four weeks to go, a new pew research center survey shows romney leading obama 49% to 45% in a national head-to-head match-up among likely voters. those most committed to participating in the november election. there is good news for the romney campaign in michigan, a state where president obama was leading by ten points last month according to the detroit free press. after the debate, the same poll has the president's lead down to three points, well within the margin of error. perhaps the biggest gain for the romney campaign comes from that pew survey, which shows the republican candidate has made huge gains with women voters now tied with the president 47% to 47%. just a month ago, the president had a 56-38 advantage with women voters. what's going on? >> let's st
? is it president obama's policiless or go back to the bush administration and their policiless . i have an opinion that said largely president obama's fail add policiless >> going back to the bill clinton premise. no one could have fixed it in four years. >> that is flat out wrong. >> it may be. but that is very effective argument. >> but we have short memories because ronald reagan fixed a worse recession with his policies in '81 and he was fixing that problem and fixed a terrible recession and brought american back to prosperity. that is all my opinion. >> brian: we'll discuss this at 9:20. >> at length. >> brian: what will you wear for the debate tonight? >> stop it. >> steve: coordinating your wardrobe now. no, padded seats like a dog. >> brian: great to surf with. this is a very serious story. americans murdered in lebia, just bumps in the road and president's recent comments about the benghazi terrorist attacks has our next guest outraged. he is a former navy seal. >> is the bro-mance over. is ben affleck having buyer's remorse. >> oh, no. call the hollywood reporter. ♪ ♪ there's the sig
the obama administration has stepped up drone astacks. u.s. officials say the aerial strikes are an effective strategy and have killed hundreds of militants that fueled the insurgency across the border in afghanistan. washington also insists civilian casualties are rare. members of code pink say they held fundraisers in the u.s. to pay their way over here and got close to pakistan's tribal region, about an hour away. this is a place many u.s. government and military officials never dare step in. pakistani authorities said they had to stop them for their own safety. even so, code pink not done making nose against the u.s. drones and planning on more protests this week in pakistan. reza saya, cnn, islam bad. >>> the spacex rocket blasted off from cape canaveral last night launching the first commercial flight to the international space station. the unmanned capsule is on its way after separating from the rocket. dragon is carrying 1,000 pounds of cargo and this is the first of a dozen nasa contracted flights to resupply the space station. talk about launching a big one, new orl
the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november election. >>> the first of three presidential debates will be held tonight in denver. they are bringing up controversial video of president barack obama from five years ago. the details about that 5:14 when we take you back here live to washington d.c. >>> we know they are already in the playoffs the oakland a's and he is already at the coliseum, good morning alex. >>> now the as are going into a one game showdown for the showdown. if they can win they will be division champs and you can bet, a's are taking on the rangers for a very meaningful final game of the season. that was the strike out that sealed the deal last night. the a's beat the rangers and that put them in a tie for first place in the al west. they have not even had a share of first place up until now and of course the team is red hot while the rangers are struggling and last night gerard belmont also known jonny gomes was asked about the critical game. >> i am not going to lie to you, we have rallied around each other and we have checked anoth
. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the romney campaign also chimed in on twitter writing agree with joe biden. the middle class has been buried the last four years which is why we need a change in november, #can'tafford4more. >>> later that today in asheville, north carolina vice president biden clarified that the middle class was buried by the policies that romney and ryan supported. see if you're convinced by that recovery. >>> also yesterday, a video was relesioned by the daily caller, featuring then senator barack obama speaking to a group of african-american religious leaders in 2007. they are billing the video as a bombshell labelling it obama's other race speech. the video's publication widely seen as an effort to counter the damage inflicted on romney's candidacy by his hidden video comments about the 47%. in the video released yesterday, then candidate obama was critical of the government's response to hurricane katrina. >> when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said, look at this devastation. we don't expect you to come up w
methodist church in gaithersburg starting at 6:pro. >>> the obama administration is urging cuba to allow allen gross to see his personal doctor. that's because an american radiologist says that gross may have a cancerous growth on his shoulder. the 53-year-old has been behind bars in cuba since 2009. officials there say that he is healthy. >>> baltimore city no longer controls the edgar allan poe house and museum. it is turning the property over to the b and o railroad property museum. it will work with a new organization in hopes to make the house self-sufficient. baltimore city is paying the railroad museum $180,000. right now it's closed but is expected to open next year, u.p.s. is going green. today the company is expected to unveil 40 of its new alternative fuel vehicles at their hub in laurel. 20 of the hybrid cars will hit the streets around baltimore. the rest will be sent to atlanta. u.p.s. says the new cars can get up to 35% improved fuel economy. and lower carbon emissions. >>> a new report card shows water quality in the inner harbor didn't improve last year in baltimore. it
administration and its policies. president obama's message will be that the country is far better off than it would have been without his policies and he needs four more years in order to be able to finish the job. now, in denver, colorado, final preparations are under way for that first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown in denver between the president and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little bit different. it will be a 90-minute debate broken up into six 15-minute discussions as organizers call it. they believe that will help views are got a good understanding of the candidates' views on key issues. there are few undecided voters right now but a strong debate performance can change the direction or pause the moment up of a presidential contest. an old speech of president obama's is now making new rounds on cable network and also on the internet. here is some of what obama had to say. >> look at what happened in new orleans aened along the gulf coast when katrina hit. people ask me
buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the obama campaign responded by saying congressman ryan took the vice president's comments out of context. 50 million people are expected to watch tonight's debate. >>> tonight the presidential debate between president obama and governor romney as we said will focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. mickey writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon says the economy and job creation. and mark asks why we're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. we here at 9news now in partnership with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" will be keeping track to see if the candidates address any of these issues and if what they say passes musters. we're deeming up with "u.s.a. today" reporters to bring you just the facts in tonight's debate. it's live beginning at 9:00 on wusa9.com. we'll be fact checking what the candidates say. we'll also live stream the debate on our website. then you can watch 9news now at 11:00 for the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage
along. "kelly's court." new charges levied against the obama administration regarding security decisions made in the weeks leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the benghazi embassy. >> we were moving into 9/11 and the white house wants to say we had no actionable intelligence. are you kidding me? where else in the world was our consulate bombed twice. now we have four dead americans. megyn: one day before congressional hearings on apparent security lapses in libya there are new allegations from a top republican lawmaker regarding what looks like an obama administration decision to scale back security in the weeks before the deadly terrorist attack on the consulate. joining me now, jason chaffetz. he just returned from a fact finding mission from libya. congressman, welcome back to the program. there is obviously a security lapse because we have four dead americans in libya. but this morning on fox you made news by suggesting you believe there was a coordinated effort went white house and the state department to scale down security in libya? on what do you base that? >> clearly the
to be politically charged as republicans have accused the obama administration of failing to respond to greater security at the benghazi office. >>> with 90% of the votes counted, chavez receives 54% to 45% for his opponent enrique capriles. capriles was expected to be the president's greatest challenger. >>> in iraq, the government executes 11 men. the number of executions are being called terrifying. international advocates have raised concerns about the fairness of trials, the transparency of court proceedings and the rumor of forced confessions. >>> natural steel pipes are being buried in the ocean bed. if a large earthquake were to hit, they could be raised to 121 feet above the water to diffuse the energy of a tsunami. >>> the man accused of killing trayvon martin plans to file a defamation of character lawsuit against nbc. >> george called and reported a black person. somebody asked him to describe someone. but the way things were edited like by nbc and others made it sound otherwide. >> reporter: three employees of nbc or the nbc station lost their jobs because of the editing. zimmerman
by the obama administration and those are the numbers that come out. >> that's a pretty volatile number and it may get thrown out. >> let's say the government, say in september the government hired 187,000 people and in august the government hired 417,000 people, that's 604,000 people the government hired in two months, that's the highest change in government employment since 1948. that's not the bls doing something. that's the government hiring people and then there was part-time, you saw how many part-time people there were suddenly in the report. >> it's people who want to be full time people. >> it lowers the unemployment rate. 114,000 was not a good number. >> no but wait a minute -- >> and jack is like being crucified for just tongue and cheek comment. >> this discussion you're having is over the heads of most american people, including me, okay? >> that's not a high bar for you. >> no, that's not a high bar but let me say this to you. there are people out there that haven't got jobs. there are people out there -- >> they know how they feel. >> exactly, and let's go beyond that. w
conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. jack welch wrote, unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys will do anything, can't debate? they'll change the numbers. >> it's lead yous to hear that statement. >> the secretary of labor denies any political motivation, saying the numbers are real. so while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama. >> i have a detailed floon create 12 million new jobs. >> obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come to far. >> a bench mark proves america is on the right track. >> economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to significantly lower the unemployment rate. the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. danielle lee. >> 66 degrees at the airport. dining out can be tough on a budget. baltimore magazine has a list of the top 25 places to get a meal for under $40. if pumpkin spice latte your thing during the fall? could be out of luck. details on a possible pumpkin shortage after the break. >>> cold front's coming in. could generate a little ra
station, ryan talked about what he called the unraveling of the obama administration's foreign policy. >> iran closer to a nuclear weapon, the russians are thwarting us every step of the world. people around the world sense america is weakening. when we project weakness abroad through the qirve indication of this administration, through the devastating defense cuts they're proposing, that means our enemies, our adversaries become more brazen. they're more willing to test us. >> congressman ryan also called the white house response to the consulate attack in libya, quote, slow and confused. >>> millions of americans will watch tonight's debate by some estimates maybe 50 million. it's in denver again at 9:00. it's just about one in five voters though who might be changing their vote based on what the candidates say in these debates. here's a look at a new poll from our partners at "u.s.a. today." it says 24% of people would call themselves obama voters say they could change their minds because of what happened in the presidential debates. it's 18% for people who identify themselves as r
by the obama administration that are having a chilling effect on energy production in the united states. those three things alone would send signals to the marketplace. we're serious about our energy policy. even though congress doesn't act, the administration, the president could take those steps and it would send a clear signal, put a lot more people to work. >> so what should the policy look like? what, in your view, would be the most important, you know, event that the administration can do to help the country's energy situation? >> i think the first thing is it needs to be a policy driven by job creation. in the oil and the gas business, since this recession started in 2007, 2008, we've created close to 400,000 jobs when the economy has lost 6 million. so we need to focus on job creation potential. the second thing we shouldn't overlook is the amount of revenue that the industry generates as they create these jobs. we contribute over $86 million a day to the federal government. that's a lot of revenue that could help with deficit, deficit reduction and our debt structure. the third piece
obama administration, the economy was bleeding jobs. 800,000 jobs a month at one point. spurt a growth, back down again. this is what the president says, no, it's not as robust as i would like, but look at this. look at this. since 2010 the economy has been adding jobs including 114,000 in september. that's what the president would say. governor romney says that's not enough. and with less regulation, lower taxes, other pro-business incentives you could create more. last month, health care jobs up, transportation jobs up. this one, wolf, in a report largely encouraging for the president, this is a bit discouraging, manufacturing jobs are down. if you look at the history of manufacturing in the obama presidency, again, you have the huge drop early on and a bit of a recovery since. but manufacturing jobs are still down from the beginning of the obama presidency. let me walk back over to this map for a second. that does matter in places like, the battleground states as well as anyone, ohio's a battleground, iowa's a battleground, in the midwestern industrial states where manufacturing has
long term danger to our economy is a second obama administration. so it is critical for romney to hit hit out of the park today. make obama to be on the offensive. we need somebody that beliefs in free markets, believes in capitalism and can get small businesses back running that is not obama. ashley: we'll see what happens. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. ashley: thank you so much, mark. tracy: he said 20 years. ashley: he did. that's long, long into the future investing but he's right over the time equities are a good investment. tracy: yeah. we're just hours away from the presidential debate where voters will get their first chance to see president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head on big issues like the economy and taxes. peter barnes out in denver with the latest. peter, everyone is expecting mitt romney or hoping i should say mitt romney hits this out of the park. is he going -- gonna? >> we shall see, tracy. tell you in a second about the challenge that governor romney has to try to connect with voters. we're in the media center though. i want to give you
the president obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. former general electric ceo jack welsh wrote, these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate? change the numbers. >> it's ludicrous to hear that statement. >> secretary of labor denies any political motivation, saying the numbers are real. while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama -- >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> -- obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> a bench mark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to significantly lower the unemployment rate. the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> looking for something to do this weekend why not check out a movie. got your box office preview. >>> but first a ground breaking lawsuit aims to let registered second offenders decorate their homes for halloween. what it has to do with constitutional rights. >>> something you may
on the keystone oil pipeline halted by the obama administration. >> by the way, i'm going to get that pipeline from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is ever so clear. >> reporter: president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a much more low key pre-debate schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at a local campaign office where he delivered pizzas and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work that you're doing is making all the difference. >> reporter: and he joked about how he's preparing for the debate. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued
, elizabeth. after the attack in benghazi, one of the big questions is, did the obama administration recognize the deteriorating security situation in libya? and did they do everything to protect personnel in that country? abc news has obtained this e-mail from the security department in may. that a request for a security support team, about 16 special forces soldiers, to keep a small airplane, a dc-3, to get around more easily, especially with all of the weapons, was rejected, elizabeth. >> how is the state department reacted to whether or not proper security and teams were given to the state department in libya? >> reporter: the state department says it was not a big deal. commercial flights were available at the time. and it says there's no evidence that the absence of this airplane had any affect on what happened in september. but the house, which will be holding hearings, says it's part of a pattern of officials in washington, denying requests from ambassador stevens and others in libya. >> very volatile, the four deaths in that country. jake tapper, thank you very much. >>> let's turn to
the presidential nominee at a rally last night. romney told the crowd creating jobs would be the administration's number one priority. president obama preparing for tomorrow's debate but in nevada. he has not made any campaign appearances since sunday. romney says he would not deport any undocumented immigrants in the u.s. because of an executive order the president signed. they can stay for two years if they came before they were 16, are still 30 or younger, and meet other criteria. romney criticized the president for signing that executive order during an election year. he also said he would veto a bill that would grant a path to citizenship. >>> strong attacks coming from both sides, but now some residents in roanoke, virginia, say one anti-obama display goes too far. a man named curtis caldwell put up a statue on his front lawn that is a monkey wearing an obama mask. then it says no 'bama and a confederate flag. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kangaroo up there. i had a monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out
administration's top priority. president obama did not make any campaign stops yesterday. he is preparing for tomorrow night's debate right now in nevada. >>> senate leaders say they're already working on avoiding the fiscal cliff quickly approaching in january that could have a huge impact on the economy. here's a live look at the capitol this morning. that cliff, $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts, hits january 1st. but a bipartisan group of senators says that they are working on a three-step process to avoid the cliff. they include reducing the deficit about4 trillion over ten years, an overhaul of the tax code, and changes to medicare and social security. now, if congress can't avoid that cliff, it also means an end to several tax cuts and a huge boost in the action at thats you will pay. the nonpartisan tax policy center estimates the average household will pay $3,500 more in taxes. the two policies which impact the average american the most are payroll taxes and the bush era tax cuts. democrats have already said they will not accept a deal unless tax cuts to americans making mor
, what kind of health care i get. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered the administrative cost then private interest as, which is why seniors are pretty happy with it. and private insurers have it -- have to make a profit. >> even president obama had to a myth that he did well. the debate was one of the most -- had to admit that romney did well. the debate was one of the most substantive. >> will we hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent position? yes, we will do that. >> the obama campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion tax cuts that will benefit the wealthy. >> the proposal calls for a tax cut of $5 trillion. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> meanwhile, the romney campaign is please. >> romney was in command of the facts last night. >> hoping to build on that conference that came up for the first time in a while. we would love to see how his performance last night could impact his standing in the national polls were he has been trailing by several points. that could take days. >> and had a little rain thi
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obama as a record out there. hopefully he does not have them scribbled on his hand. >> obama said early on in his administration, it is a one-term proposition. i would use that as a zinger. i would use that he said i'm here from state for change but that only comes from the outside. romney can say i'm from the house side.outside. ifm obama i have the opportunity to drill in that 47 percent boatboat-- >> the polls are going to tighten up between now and november. i do not see an exceptionally great news. the key note is what are the polls and the swing states. if obama wins 2 out of the seven he wins the election. ohio + one basically gives him the election. the path for romney as he has to win florida. that is a big store for him to do. this is his reset night and if he can do it, we will see. >> we are hoping to try to do something with facebook and twitter. it is going to be a long day. >> we will join you and don't forget you can catch the debate live here on the crown 247 news channel 123 and digital channel 4.2. >> it looks like this evening we can actually see some fog and tempera
: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they'll end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he'd be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu, aapparently willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, middle east, i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: romney's remarks, said one expert, are not a strategy. >> he tried to sound very tough in his critique of barack obama today. however, those are mostly rhetorical differences on some of those key foreign policy issues as opposed to actual new tough policies. >> reporter: the president fired back in an ad to run in virginia. >> reckless, amateurish, vaes what news media and fellow republicans stance. >> reporter
? >> yes, ohio and iowa -- excuse me, romney is in iowa, barack obama in ohio. the jobless rate came out, it fell below 8% on friday, according to administration officials. listen to romney last night in virginia talk about the unemployment rate. and 8%. listen what he said, john. >> we've seen the slowest recover from a recession in history. as a matter of fact, i just read that if you go back 60 years and look at all the bumps we had with unemployment above 8%, there were 39 months in all 60 years of unemployment. under this president there have been 43 months. >> romney not letting go of the 8% figure even though the unemployment rate has fallen there. he was in virginia last night. the unemployment rate is under 6% in virginia and iowa and approaching 7% in ohio. it's a tough argument for romney to make in certain swing states. >> mitt romney trying to maybe muddle the issue, talking about the 8% figure. you can stay with cnn for the vice presidential debate on thursday night. our coverage begins at 7:00 eastern. you can also go to cnn.com. >>> it's 16 minutes past the hour. let's ge
outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. this administration was color-blind in its incompetence, but -- but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> reporter: late tuesday the obama campaign responded calling hannity's coverage desperate, adding in a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. >> this is why i like coming to vegas. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: meanwhile, a new round of nbc/"wall street journal"/marist polls show where the race stands in the three biggest battleground states. good news for mitt romney in virginia where he's closed gap to two points compared to a four-point deficit and also a close race in florida where the president leads romney by just a single point, also dow
. the current rate is the lowest level since president obama took office. >>> jack welch set off a fire storm yesterday, sending out this tweet questioning the validity of yesterday's unemployment number, accusing the administration of changing the numbers. mr. welch appeared on "anderson cooper 360" last night to talk about those allegations. >> i've got a tweet throughout that i stand by. >> right. but you don't regret -- >> i can't prove that they did anything. >> but in your heart, you think they somehow cooked the books? >> i don't know. but i do know this. that these numbers are implausible. >> so many politicians these days are saying like -- like michele bachmann will say something that factually is not correct or not prove nl and then they'll say i'm just asking the question. but is it responsible to say i'm just asking the question? >> should have put the question mark at the end like i did last night. a question mark would have been better at the back of that. >> so you are kind of backing away? >> i'm not backing away. >> do you wish you could amend your tweet? >> i wish i added t
house. let's just project forward and let's just say theoretically that president obama wins re-election. forecast the next six months after that from what you know of this administration and what might happen. >> well -- >> republican leadership that you're familiar with. >> obviously, you don't know, but he is tuned into his own ambivalences. and in the reporting on this, it's very clear he realizes we face a problem that is not going to go away, that he's got to address. and there are documents that are floating around that i got and notes of meetings, and you see, for instance, on medicare. he's now campaigning on we're not going to cut medicare. and there are documents where last year he was saying oh, yeah, we have to cut it $250 billion over ten years. >> wait. so you've got a document where barack obama is saying we've got to cut medicare $250 billion, which i think is responsible. but his campaign team is going out there every day saying watch out. we're not going to cut medicare, but mitt romney is. >> yeah. i mean, it's not just his campaign team. it's the president a
, the campaigns are sharpening their attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as, quote, masterful but fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> reporter: and the administration's response to one of the latest job report. >> the economy is not doing well and the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's polici policies. >> reporter: romney has made a shift to sharing a more compassionate side, something he resisted, in three straight rallies recounting the memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a very difficult question, mitt, what's knock. he called me brother romney, what's next? david passed away, but i'll always remember and never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event doesn't actually include the president o
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